Mortaise

by Clemence Birot France

396 incl. tax
Clear
-
+
Save for laterSaved
Save for later

Each variation may differ Dimension LxWxH (cm): 40x25x6, 75x25x6
Open Editions Material : Black powder-coated steel frame, Cork
Buyers protection
  • Certificate of Authenticity A signed certificate from the maker is always included in the box.

  • Lowest price guaranteed Find a lower price from the seller, we'll match it.

  • Secure online transactions All personal information that you send to us is encrypted and cannot be viewed by others.

  • 100% insured global deliveries We arrange worldwide delivery, and every shipment no matter the price is fully insured against damages.

  • 14 days return policy In the rare event, you receive a piece that you are not fully satisfied with, you can return it within 14 days of receipt for a full refund except return shipping costs. Made-to-order items are not eligible for return.

Questions? Ask the maker.
Request customation Make an offer Chat with the maker

Message

DOWNLOAD CATALOG (PDF)

Description

The “Mortaise 400” and the “Mortaise 750” shelf are made of cork and metal, a confrontation of two materials, assembled without glue. A folded metal frame is embed in the cork slab. This allows for recycling of the product at the end of its life and avoids transportation constraints thanks to its flat packaging.

Clean lines, simple shape, and soft geometry. The drawings exploit fundamental shapes; curves, circles and ellipses. Softness is put under tension of straight lines and sharper angles, conferring energy to the shape.

These cork shelves highlights the quality of the materials with the simplicity of Scandinavian design. Inspired by mortise and tenon wooden joints. The metal is inlaid in the cork as a subtle detail. Simple and soft shapes without superfluous details for timeless design.

Attachment and material integrity. The object must age well to be kept and passed on. The materials are chosen for their aesthetic and technical qualities but also for how they evolve over time. Made in Portugal by craftsmen with outstanding know-how.

The cork offers a large panel of ecological advantages, from its production to its various possibilities of recycling. Cork oak is one of the tree species which absorbs the most of CO2 in the atmosphere, so its production helps in the fight against climate change. There’s no need to cut the tree to get the material. The bark regenerates itself every 9 years, thus, it preserves the forest and its ecosystem.

close

Subscribe to our Newsletter
and get 5% off your next purchase

An indispensable resource for individuals and professionals who are passionate about contemporary design culture.

Additional information

Weight N/A
Dimensions N/A
Weight (kg)

Production Year

Material

,

Color

,

Design Class

Number Of Pieces Created
Dimensions LxWxH (cm)

,

About the designer


When I started my career in Copenhagen, Denmark, I discovered a design practice closely related to craftsmanship. The latter plays an avant-garde role. Motivated by a free artistic practice and enriched by its know-how, it dictates the exploratory and innovative dynamic in the design process. 

Thus in the design studios I worked for, I frequently collaborated with artisans for the product development (tableware, interior accessories).

Their know-how led me to the constant research of a unique result where the material is respected and despite technical challenges always in focus.

The material itself occupies this central place throughout all the project.

Back in France, I hold on to this collaborative approach with craftsmen, whether for the initial phases of creation or for bespoke pieces production. 

At a time of mass production, the product origin is often vague, far from our territories and our values. Today, I wish to go further in this process of enhancing hand intelligence and unique know-how, while producing ethically and locally. In this spirit I develop a range of objects in small series, with clean shapes, through which I claim this attachment to natural and sustainable materials, a timeless design far from industrial standard. All these objects are manufactured in France or in Europe, as close as possible to the places of the raw materials production, by craftsmen with outstanding know-how. 

Curated by

New Solid is a vision to feel and live with art. It is the first show of Casa Nueva, a livable gallery space and apartment hotel initiated by designers River Valadez and Sebastián Arroyo Hoebens, built on the idea that art can be inhabited. We invite visitors to participate in the dialogue among transdisciplinary works from the contemporary art and design scene. It concerns functional art designed and conceived by artists from two magnificent cities, Mexico City and New York, in a correlation founded in geometry, technology, and crafts. The artworks, bliss for the contemplative eye and a joy to use, will invite the beholder to examine the floating and multidimensional character of concepts such as mass, volume, or weight. The location, equipped as a functional living space, can be found in the historical center of Mexico City. The event will be part of the Design Week Mexico festivities in partnership with Adorno, acting as the international design and logistics platform, as well as Ángulo Cero, an Art Gallery with astonishing designs located in Mexico City, and with the support of Yunuen Sariego, promoter and curator of contemporary art based in Mexico City.